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Veterans Innovations Program (VIP)

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VIP Application  

Take completed application and required documents to your Local Worksource Veterans Representative


July 2018 - June 2019

As a result of VIP services:

112 veterans transitioned to employment
208 assisted with homeless, eviction, or foreclosure prevention
27 Transitioned to education
50 assisted with prevention of utility shut off or turn back on
16 assisted with transportation needs

The Veterans Innovations Program (VIP), was created to provide assistance to veterans and their families facing financial hardships due to deployments in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

We work with the veteran and their family to match their individual needs with the Veterans Innovations Program and other veteran or non-veteran programs and services.  Our goal is to make sure the veteran and their family has access to all veterans benefits and the tools they need to provide for themselves and their families.


  • Received an honorable discharge.

  • Deployed in support of Operating Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom or Noble Eagle receiving GWOT Expeditionary Medal.

  • Is experiencing financial hardship where income is not sufficient to meet basic needs.

  • Presents a discernable positive outcome.

  • Request is within the grant funding capabilities.

  • Submit complete application packet with required supporting documentation.

VIP Statutes 

  • 43.60A.160      Veterans innovations program.

  • 43.60A.175      Receipt of gifts, grants, or endowments -- Rule-making authority.

  • 43.60A.185      Veterans innovations program account.